Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a hazardous gas. It has been nicknamed "the silent killer" because you can’t see it or smell it. You literally won’t know it's coming.
Carbon Monoxide poisoning happens when you inhale too much carbon monoxide. The gas is produced whenever any fuel, oil, kerosene, wood or charcoal is being burnt. The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:
Carbon monoxide poisoning is best treated by oxygen therapy and can be prevented with the use of carbon monoxide detectors in the house. Many people die every year from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. However, this couple was exempted from that statistic thanks to their cat.
Bella, the hero
Leona and Paul Jones, from Florida, were just like every other elderly cat-loving couple. They shared their home Bella and showered her with as much love as they could. It seems like Bella is about to be receiving much more love and treat, as she saved her owners lives!
According to WLKY, Paul and Leona had rushed into their home after a heavy rainstorm and forgot to turn off their car. They went to bed and didn’t realize that for about eight hours, the poisonous gas from the car exhaust car was filling their home.
They were dying slowly until Bella stepped in and started crying out loud at around 1 am. Paul, got up to soothe Bella, but sadly, he collapsed immediately, Leona then woke up and struggled to dial 911. She said:
“He was close to death, I wasn’t quite bad, but he was close to death.”
Firefighters arrived, giving the couple oxygen. They were also able to rush them to the hospital, where they were provided with the proper care they needed. The couple was saved thanks to their lovely and sensitive cat.
How can you prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
Agreeably, being poisoned by Carbon Monoxide is slow but deadly, but here are ways you can prevent this from happening:
1. Properly maintain the engines of your cars;
2. Use charcoal grills outside;
3. Do not use generators near your house. They should be situated at least 20 feet from the windows;
4. Employ the use of carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
This and many more stories is proof that we all need some pet love in our life. These creatures do more than seek love: they also reciprocate it in the most heartwarming ways.